January 13th, 2012
Australia fumes over smoking kangaroos
BAT, which is battling Canberra over moves towards plain packaging in Australia, is selling its Winfield brand overseas with a picture of a kangaroo on the front and a map of Australia on the back.
It is also using the slogan “An Australian Favourite” and Attorney-General Nicola Roxon, the former health minister, is not amused.
“I think many Australians are going to be outraged that a big tobacco company all the way round the world is using Australia’s healthy lifestyle to market their deadly products,” she told reporters.
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